2014-11-17

The Widest Street in the World | 9 de Julio Avenue, Argentina

9 de Julio Avenue — The widest street in the world is located in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. The street 9 de Julio Avenue, which received its name in honor of the Independence Day of Argentina, July 9, 1816.

It covers the entire city block. Autonomous City of Buenos Aires avenue has up to seven lanes on each side and is surrounded on each side by parallel lanes of two lanes each. There are two wide connections between side-streests and main-road. The total width of the road is 110 m. Such a huge road was built as a result of joining two quarters moving parallel.

The street 9 de Julio Avenue, which received its name in honor of the Independence Day of Argentina, July 9, 1816.

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The widest street in the world - 9 de Julio Avenue was planned in 1888 with the name Ayohuma, but these plans actually took place in 1937 only. Construction of  main facilities was completed in 1960. The southern connection was completed after 1980, when part of the city's toll system was abolished.

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The street 9 de Julio Avenue, which received its name in honor of the Independence Day of Argentina, July 9, 1816.
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Line C of the Buenos Aires Metro runs smoothly down the road. Line A, line B, line D, and line E have stations when their course intersects the 9 de Julio avenue. Significantly, lines B, C, and D share a sub-station of the Obelisk, which is a focal point for the railway system and includes a commercial area that serves as a conduit. The appropriate station names are Carlos Pellegrini, Diagonal Norte, and 9 de Julio.

The street 9 de Julio Avenue, which received its name in honor of the Independence Day of Argentina, July 9, 1816.
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Crossing the street at road level usually requires a few minutes, as all intersections have traffic lights. Under normal walking speed, it takes pedestrians usually two to three green lights to cross. Some urban planners have implemented projects to move the central part of the underground avenue to reduce the visible "sub-way '' between both sides of the avenue.

The street 9 de Julio Avenue, which received its name in honor of the Independence Day of Argentina, July 9, 1816.
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The street 9 de Julio Avenue, which received its name in honor of the Independence Day of Argentina, July 9, 1816.
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The street 9 de Julio Avenue, which received its name in honor of the Independence Day of Argentina, July 9, 1816.
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The street 9 de Julio Avenue, which received its name in honor of the Independence Day of Argentina, July 9, 1816.
Avenida 9 de Julio at night. Image credit Alfredo Izaguirre

The street 9 de Julio Avenue, which received its name in honor of the Independence Day of Argentina, July 9, 1816.
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Avenida 9 de Julio and the obelisk.
Avenida 9 de Julio and the obelisk. Image credit Guadalupe Aizaga

The street 9 de Julio Avenue, which received its name in honor of the Independence Day of Argentina, July 9, 1816.
Buenos Aires Avenida 9 de julio
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The street 9 de Julio Avenue, which received its name in honor of the Independence Day of Argentina, July 9, 1816.
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9 de Julio Avenue | Map

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